Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge -Cities and Skylines


Once a Warehouse…Now a Boutique Hotel

A suggestion for Cee’s Weeks Fun Foto Challenge.

See other submissions on :- https://ceenphotography.com/2016/05/31/cees-fun-foto-challenge-all-about-cities-skylines-to-street-photography/

31st May

(C) David Oakes 2016


Slowly Back to Nature……



The Old Pump House

Everything runs its course and this long abandoned Pump House once so vital to supplying local  fresh water is now slowly crumbling and being allowed to be taken back by nature.

And just in case you needed any reminder:- It  is the end of May today…yes! another month gone…. soon we will be at the half way point of 2016….I will let you all pause for thought 🙂

31st May

(C) David Oakes 2016

Blooming Beautiful…..and A Grand Day Out


Lea Rhododendron Gardens, Derbyshire



The weathers just great and as a bonus it is a Bank Holiday here in the England, so there was no better place to go for a ‘day out’ than Lea Rhododendron Gardens. You go to see these late spring early summer blooms at their very best. Lea Gardens are a network of paths through woodland in a steep rocky quarry.  Natural as it may look today, it is all manmade a Victorians dream garden.


Nor is it a place to rush…plenty of places just to sit and enjoy the surroundings which despite its justifiable popularity is surprisingly quiet and peaceful


Lea Rhododendron Gardens are located near to Matlock in the heart of the Derbyshire Peak District, so there is plenty to see and visit in the area…that is if you can drag yourself away from the gardens…


Evening light catches the final message from Lea…



We hope you have enjoyed the tour…thanks for joining us.

30th May

(C) David Oakes 2016